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It is served by a railway station on the national network which has been until recently out of use due to war damage. In 2009, agreements have been made to restore the line to use. The railway resumed operation on 4 March 2014.
There is another nearby town with this name. This is also a surname in the Indian state of Orissa.
- "New schools for children in northern Sri Lanka" Australian Government AID. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
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